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by JeniK
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 112660

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Where are you located? Maricopa , Az
2. How much are you paying for your braces? Insurance paid $2000.00, I'm paying 2400.00
3. What kind of braces do you have? Ceramic on top, metal on bottom
4. What is your estimated time in braces?24 months
by JeniK
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lose weight? Gain weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 2997

Re: Lose weight? Gain weight?

I have been braced for 10 weeks now...I have lost 9 lbs so far.....
by JeniK
Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First adjustment today
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: First adjustment today

I had my 2nd adjustment yesterday. Have the same wire I started with. He said he was going to put 2 wire ties on. I asked what they did different then the ligs...he said they would tighten better on the teeth that needed rotated. Ouch! They definitely are tighter! Only really hurts when I eat or bru...
by JeniK
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Official 25 and Up Braces Room
Replies: 61
Views: 3054

Re: Official 25 and Up Braces Room

Just got back from my 2nd adjustment. Nothing too exciting. I have the same wire.... plus 2 wire ties. He told me it was to tighten up the wire on the rotated teeth. It was extremely tight when he did it. Felt like my front teeth were going to break and fall in my mouth. I thought if that happens..n...
by JeniK
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Official 25 and Up Braces Room
Replies: 61
Views: 3054

Re: Official 25 and Up Braces Room

Welcome PW!! I sure am not in your age group...but that is ok! I am 56. This forum is fantastic for advice..suggestions...support. You will find it all here. I love my waterpik....use a regular toothbrush. Bounce between Crest and Colgate. As for popcorn....I was told I can eat it..as long as I am c...
by JeniK
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Yellow Looking Teeth, Tons of Progress
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Yellow Looking Teeth, Tons of Progress

I have my 2nd adjustment Wednesday. Not sure what will happen. I am hoping for a bigger wire. I asked at my 1st adj...and was told no...the first wire has more work to do. Have I reached that point yet ? My teeth look better already. I can tell by looking at the top wire. It had a pretty good upward...
by JeniK
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: About to get Fast Braces
Replies: 16
Views: 2469

Re: About to get Fast Braces

Happy Birthday Kids041!!! Have the best day on Wednesday!!!
by JeniK
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Anxious!
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Anxious!

When I got my braces put on....I asked if I was the oldest patient they have. I was told no way!! They have one gentleman that is early 70's...and only lives in the area 6 months a year. The other 6 months...he flys back every 6 weeks for adjustments!! So I think there is never a end to the possibli...
by JeniK
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New to the board
Replies: 232
Views: 20008

Re: New to the board

Trust...so sorry you are having all that pain !! I am thankful everyday that I am one the lucky ones that is almost pain free!! I say that this week......2nd adjustment next week..we will see if I can say this again next week! '
Hope you get some relief soon !!
by JeniK
Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Let the Journey Begin....
Replies: 114
Views: 12786

Re: Let the Journey Begin....

welcome xerxes !!
by JeniK
Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally taking the plunge at 34
Replies: 22
Views: 1906

Re: Finally taking the plunge at 34

56 yrs young..and braced for 9 weeks
by JeniK
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces tomorrow!
Replies: 16
Views: 1010

Re: Braces tomorrow!

Repeating Kids041....Welcome and good luck tomorrow !! Let us know how you are doing then !!
by JeniK
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Crown from root canal - pain?
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Crown from root canal - pain?

I have 2 crowns on the bottom. One gives me pain. I make sure it is really clean around it. Not sure if maybe the bracket is tugging on it a bit...or what. Pain seems to come and go. I go to my ortho next week..I am going to ask him to check it and make sure all is well with it.
by JeniK
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces at 55
Replies: 57
Views: 3622

Re: Braces at 55

Welcome vy! I just turned 56. Have had my braces on for 9 weeks today. Next week I have my 2nd adjustment. I am excited to see what I have done. All of a sudden...My teeth are leveling out real nice. I was not sure at my age how well or what speed my teeth would move. They are!! I love my smile alre...
by JeniK
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Let the Journey Begin....
Replies: 114
Views: 12786

Re: Let the Journey Begin....

Kids041...sounds like things are going good for you! How exciting for your daughter and family to be moving closer! Next week is my 2nd adjustment. I am anxious to see if I get new wires. My teeth are leveling out really nice. So maybe it is time...I have no idea. Not sure what color I will go for n...